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Kolossi Castle, Limassol City

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The robust cubical Kolossi Castle represents a Gothic military structure of the Middle Ages, with a Luisignan coat of arms carved into its walls. Originally built around 1210, the exact edifice that you can see today was completed in 1454. Some of the 13th-century fragments are still at the site. Standing 21 m (69 ft) tall, the castle contains storerooms at the ground floor, a kitchen on the second floor, and living quarters in the upper section. At one time the complex also featured sugarcane production facilities. Look south to see a courtyard building and ruins of what's thought to have been a stable or storehouse. Make Kolossi Castle a centerpiece of your Limassol City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Limassol City trip planner.
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  • loved this place. its completely empty but worth seeing I didn't go to the top unfortunately as there was no handrail on the winding stair. Even from the second floor there were really good views.....  more
    loved this place. its completely empty but worth seeing I didn't go to the top unfortunately as there was no handrail on the winding stair. Even from the second floor there were really good views.....  more »
  • The castle is imposing in this area, but empty so a quick visit and climbing to the roof are recommended. Personally we preferred Limassol castle as it had many artefacts on exhibition. Parking is.....  more
    The castle is imposing in this area, but empty so a quick visit and climbing to the roof are recommended. Personally we preferred Limassol castle as it had many artefacts on exhibition. Parking is.....  more »
  • The castle was very good, very impressive and interesting to look round. It does not take that long to look round, there is nothing inside the castle to see (it is empty) so if you come from... 
    The castle was very good, very impressive and interesting to look round. It does not take that long to look round, there is nothing inside the castle to see (it is empty) so if you come from...  more »
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  • The view from the top of the castle is fantastic and it's grounds make for a very interesting stroll. The winding staircase to the top is very thin and might not be everyone, especially anyone with balance issues or vertigo! Outside is a fantastic little cafe, beautifully kept with flowers etc. Highly recommend that too. It's very cheap entry price for the castle too.
  • Splendid Medieval castle, not a museum though. I recommend reading all info signs, because there are no exhibits in or outside the castle. There is an ancient aqueduct and ruins of a water mill and sugar plant next to the castle.
  • Super nice castle in the area that is worth the visit. Entrance was cheap and lots to see with tons of history. One of many along the coastline. It over watched the coast and sits high enough to see for a long time.
  • Stopped of here on an arranged tour. Interesting place, but empty inside, not many artefacts to see. Climb to the top is very dangerous, as one very steep spiral staircase with no control on who goes up and down, this causes crossovers in a very tight space. Views from the top very good.
  • Very nice little castle, €2.50 per person, free literature explaining the history of the castle. If your passing definitely a place a to stop Free parking on site and a little cafe by the entrance.

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